Re: Letchworth Village in Thiells, New York
Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 7:28 pm
Love the b&w. Do you convert in PS? Do you use Silver Effex?
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I just reinstalled the NIK collection so these were done in SEP2. To be honest though, I don't see anything in SEP2 that I can't do in Lightroom and Photoshop so I really don't see the hy[e over Silver Effects Pro. Unless, of course, I'm missing something.
These are creepily wonderful images. More stills from horror movies. The first one is very intriguing, with that reverse vignette, the dead trees and the sepia toning. This place has endless possibilities. I would get obsessed with it. I was obsessed with an old college about an hour away, till they tore down the ruins. Decadent buildings are my favorite man-made thing to photograph.Duck wrote: ↑Thu May 03, 2018 7:22 amYes, I spent a good part of the day. We left about 4pm leaving me an hour's rest before attending a networking event that evening. Quite the busy day for me.
Here are some more images.
The first is perfectly composed making it as spooky as ever, but I really love the second and that black and white.Duck wrote: ↑Wed May 02, 2018 6:08 pmLetchworth Village is currently an abandoned mental health facility in the Palisades region of New York, just a few minutes south of Cold Spring. As with so many sanitariums, this one went through it's various horror stories of abuse, experimentation, disregard for human decency and the social abandonment of the misfortunate people who were regarded as unwanted and disposable. Surprisingly enough, this facility lasted well into the 1990s, finally shutting its doors in 1996. You can read about its history on Wikipedia. It is now a publicly accessible walking park through and around the various still standing buildings. You just can't enter them or climb over any barriers. Police do take notice and will arrest anyone without a second thought.
I had the good fortune of visiting the location this past weekend with a Meetup group run by a good friend of mine, Sue. Here are some outtakes from the day's foray onto these hallowed grounds, including a nearby cemetery where residents were interred without so much as a name plate for fear of 'shaming' their families. Sad.